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Treasures of the Archives: The Trademarks Collection

Shasta Water Trademark Sample from 1891, Trademark Records, Secretary of State, Corporations Division, Trademarks, 1888 to 2011, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives.

Shasta Water Trademark Sample from 1891, Trademark Records, Secretary of State, Corporations Division, Trademarks, 1888 to 2011, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov.

Did you know that the Washington State Archives has over 68,000 trademark applications from corporations registered in Washington?

In 1891, the Mount Shasta Mineral Spring Company applied for a trademark. Formed in 1889, the company distributed naturally carbonated water from the springs of Mt. Shasta in northern California. In the mid-twentieth century the company expanded into the soda business. You can still find the brand, “Shasta” on many store shelves. This trademark from 1891 is one of the earliest trademarks in the Digital Archives.

Treasures of the Archives: May Arkwright Hutton and the Women’s Suffrage Movement

May Arkwright Hutton, Photographs, Spokane City Historic Preservation Office, 1878-1979, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives.

May Arkwright Hutton, Photographs, Spokane City Historic Preservation Office, 1878-1979, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov.

Born in 1862, May Arkwright was orphaned at a young age. Raised by her paternal grandfather, Arkwright was exposed to politics early on, attending many political rallies with her grandfather. In 1883 she moved to the Silver Valley of Idaho, where she set up a boarding house and quickly gained a reputation for her cooking. In 1887, she married Levi Hutton and the two moved to Wallace, ID and invested in a local mine. The couple was known for their politics, focusing on labor rights and women’s suffrage.

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